Center for Training & Development

About Us

Northwest College Center For Training and Development provides superior quality training programs for communities and businesses throughout the Big Horn Basin.

Our mission is to enhance economic activity through education and training in concert with community and business needs.

Our Educational Partners:

Online Training

Anytime, Anywhere - You're There

Imagine being able to update your professional skills, prepare for a new career, or even learn just for fun while in the comfort of your own home or office…no class schedule, no babysitter, no traffic! The Northwest College Center for Training and Development offers FOUR types of online learning options that allow you to learn where you want and when you want.

None of our online courses require you to be online at a specific time. Some of our courses start anytime, while others have specific monthly start dates.

Some courses require textbooks, software, or other materials - please see individual course listings for specific information.

All of our online courses offer CEU credits and many of them have been approved for PTSB credits.

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Customized Training

Think of Northwest College FIRST for customized workforce training!

The Center for Training and Development (CTD) at Northwest College is your link to quality customized training programs for organizations or businesses throughout the Big Horn Basin.

Did you know ...

  • NWC Center for Training & Development classes can help your organization achieve performance, productivity, and profitability goals?
  • Training can be customized to address specific demands and challenges of your organization?
  • Classes can be taught at the NWC Training Center(s) or on site at your organization?
  • The CTD assists with grant writing needs for training programs?
  • The CTD is a comprehensive and affordable solution to your training needs?

The Center for Training & Development Supports all areas of your organization by offering:

  • Leadership & Management Programs
  • Certification & Licensure Training
  • Technical & Occupational Training
  • Customer Service
  • Workshops & Conferences

*Note: Classes are scheduled specifically for your organization OR participants may join one of the many open-enrollment classes.*

Test Proctoring

Services Offered

  • Job Skills Assessment - WorkKeys
  • Nursing Entrance Exam - TEAS / HESI
  • Test Proctoring for Distance Education


  • All tests require a Photo ID.
  • Payment is required prior to testing.

Schedule an Appointment

Powell CTD

Caitlin Gillies
(307) 754-6062

Cody CTD

Carri Dobbins
(307) 587-3506

Latest News

     Summer was short and the new semester has begun, but there are still opportunities to enroll in classes here at the NWC Center for Training and Development! You can take advantage of our career training classes to develop skills to improve your performance in your current career or to develop skills for a new career.
     Our new offerings include Business Security-Active Shooter Education, Utilizing Social Media for Your Business, Building Resilience, Simple Tools for Building Your Business Website, Junior Entrepreneurship, and The Gig Economy-From ETSY to Food Trucks. There is something here for everyone! Register for one of these classes today and learn something new.
     We are happy to bring back some favorites and some classes that were new last year. Profit Mastery, ServSafe Training, MSHA New Miner Training, MSHA Refresher Training, and Building Interviewing Skills have all been favorites with our students. If you haven’t taken advantage of these classes, now is a good time to consider how you or your business can benefit from these tried and true learning opportunities!
     Looking forward to October we will host two special events Manufacturing Day Tour on October 6th and the Bosses Day Conference on October 16th. Keep these on your radar and make plans now to attend.
     The Manufacturing Tour is a field trip for adults to see the inside of various manufacturing businesses in our area. It is our Fourth Annual Manufacturing Day Tour in cooperation with Manufacturing Works. Keep watching our website for a sneak peek of the businesses we will tour!
     Our Bosses Day event is designed to celebrate and educate those who lead our area businesses. The topic of the day is Tactical Leadership and we are pleased to have Matt Melinkovich as our speaker and facilitator. Matt is becoming a leader in the leadership training world. His insight into leadership is spot on using humor and real experience. This will be his third visit to the NWC campus and we are lucky to have him include us in his schedule!
     Here are comments from attendees at Matt’s previous training events:
     “With over 25 years of executive level experience in the corporate, foundation, association and government sectors, as well as being self-employed, there is always something new to learn in the world of leadership. Matt’s real life experiences/examples along with his curriculum were spot on for today's leaders of all ages and experience.”
Lisa Miller, Goshen County Economic Development – Torrington
     “I would recommend this training to all levels of leadership. It was thought provoking and I intend to utilize the new skills I've learned to help spark new innovation with my team. There were many key innovative ideas presented that are beneficial principles for all.” Bill Schroyer, L&H Industrial – Gillette WY

What's Happening?

Junior Entrepreneurship
For young entrepreneurs, ages 12-16

Business Security - Active Shooter Education
Being offered in both Powell & Cody

Profit Mastery
A comprehensive course to make your business more successful!

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